A good time was had by all. Nice seminar. Nice work. Contest results will be out soon. We are working on them. Here are the contest questions, the solutions written by the question writers, and solutions written by math coach Ming Song:
Here is the text of the presentation from the Awards Banquet.
complexbash by Hongyi Chen
Tentative dates for the 2016-2017 contest are posted on the dates page. Feel free to comment if you know of conflicts. These dates are not final until sometime next September.
Congratulations to all who participated and thank you to parents and teachers.
Here are the problems and some solutions.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the First Round! The list of invitees to the Final Round is available for download here: Invitees 2015-2016 The entries are organized alphabetically and not listed in order of score. Invitees are encouraged to complete the free registration process by providing their contact information. Do this by clicking the Final Round Registration tab at the top of this webpage.
Invitation by application. Any student who is not on the list of invitees to the Final Round but who would nevertheless like to attempt the Final Round is welcome to email a short essay to firstname.lastname@example.org applying to participate. Such applicants should consider carefully the fact that most of the questions on the Final Round are as difficult as the hardest ones on the First Round, and that some are harder. There is no need for a student to offer evidence that they might do well. All that is requested is a clear statement that they want to participate and that they understand the challenging nature of the Final Round. Applicants will be contacted by e-mail and given additional information regarding the registration process.
You can download a statistical summary of the 2015 First Round results here.
Extended solutions to the first round problems are now available for download.We thank Dr. Ming Song for making his work available.